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Writers and Authors Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for writers and authors in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of writers and authors among Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Writers and Authors in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,300
25th Percentile Wage
$38,420
50th Percentile Wage
$58,280
75th Percentile Wage
$78,500
90th Percentile Wage
$99,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for writers and authors in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of writers and authors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,280
-14.60% 6.11%
2016
$66,790
7.11% -
2015
$62,040
5.37% -
2014
$58,710
3.95% -
2013
$56,390
2.96% -
2012
$54,720
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Writers and Authors in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of writers and authors in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of writers and authors in state of Colorado ranges from $48,420 to $77,110. The highest paying area for writers and authors in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $77,110. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $62,700). The lowest paying area is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$77,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$62,700
Boulder
$57,130
Colorado Springs
$53,640
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$48,420




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